RICHARD P LONG
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HONORED ON PANEL 52W, LINE 15 OF THE WALL

RICHARD PAUL LONG

WALL NAME

RICHARD P LONG

PANEL / LINE

52W/15

DATE OF BIRTH

09/13/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/11/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ASHLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Ashland County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD PAUL LONG
POSTED ON 4.5.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. You died at 18 years of age. I am 74 and have lived a long and fulfilling life. It is tragic you never had that same opportunity. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 9.10.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Forever 18

Never Forgotten.

Semper Fi, Marine
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POSTED ON 9.11.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 71st birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Forever 18.

Semper Fi, Marine.
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POSTED ON 4.30.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Richard Long, Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Today is the 45th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, and it is still sad. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.3.2018

Misadventure (Friendly fire)

In the first part of July 1968, during Operation Eager Yankee, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, conducted an amphibious operation against Viet Cong strongholds in Thua Thien Province, RVN. A heli-borne landing carrying elements of G Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, arrived in an area south of Thon Ha My hamlet on Phu Loc Island where a perimeter was set up. At approximately one-half hour after midnight on July 11, 1968, a barrage of 81 mm mortar fire hit the Marine’s position, killing four men and wounding twelve. The four lost Marines included PFC Jimmy L. Golden, PFC Richard P. Long, PFC Ernest W. Rutherford, and PFC Ronald W. Shaller. Three of the twelve wounded, PFC Mario Costa, LCPL Cecil S. Murray, and CPL Gregory R. Rayfield, later died of their injuries after evacuation to Naval Support Activity Station Hospital in Da Nang, RVN. An investigation determined it was friendly Harassment & Interdiction (H&I) fire which came up short and fell on the Marine Company position. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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